Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity (TMB) aims to contribute to the preservation of Biodiversity by unveiling natural and anthropogenic determinants of the distribution and conservation status of species and ecosystems. We work in natural and semi-natural ecosystems in Mediterranean (Southern Iberia), semi-tropical (Madeira) and tropical (Africa and South America) regions. Our studies involve a broad variety of taxonomic groups such as birds, bats, marine turtles and arthropods.
Rosário, I.T., Rebelo, R., Cardoso, P., segurado, P., Mendes, R.N. & Santos-Reis, M. (2019) Can geocaching be an indicator of cultural ecosystem services? The case of the montado savannah-like landscape.Ecological Indicators, 99, 375-386. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.12.003 (IF2017 3,983; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Leal, A.I., Acácio, M., Meyer, C.F., Rainho, A. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2019) Grazing improves habitat suitability for many ground-foraging birds in Mediterranean wooded grasslands.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 270-271, 1-8. DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2018.10.012 (IF2017 3,541; Q1 Ecology)
Lopez-Baucells, A., Torrent, L., Rocha, R., Bobrowiec, P.E.D., Palmeirim, J.M. & Meyer, C.F.J. (2018) Stronger together: combining automated classifiers with manual post-validation optimizes the workload vs reliability trade-off of species identification in bat acoustic surveys.Ecological informatics, 49, 45-53. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.11.004 (IF2017 1,82; Q3 Ecology)